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Context Art Miami 2016: video paintings and flexible paper sculptures

Being a realist painter, contemporary shows like Context Art Miami rarely captivate me. There is plenty of weird work shown under the pretense of being great ART. A lot of it is not, in my opinion. I think it’s difficult to create a good work of art whether it’s abstract or realist, or somewhere in between. What excited me about this show, however, were two things: video paintings and flexible paper sculptures.

In this short video you’ll see some innovative works – video paintings by Daniel Cherbuin and flexible paper sculptures by the Chinese artist Li Hongbo. Enjoy!

The Venetian series

Mystery of Venice has captivated my soul for years. No matter how many days I spent roaming the city, I couldn’t get enough of its beauty, history and culture. This is the place of romance, art, architecture, and love for me. I could listen to its sounds day and night, glide through the morning fog, walk through the twisting streets, and photograph the carnival figures from the bridge.

Back in the studio, I worked from my photographs to create a series of paintings that depict masked figures at heart. The carnival figures become symbols for emotions, capturing the enigma of Venice. These surreal paintings represent my first, solid body of work I’m proud to share with you today.

Watch a short video about the surreal paintings inspired by Venice:

 

To experience art in person:

These oil paintings are available for purchase directly from me or via EmillionsArt. Call to schedule an appointment to see these artworks in person! 814-777-1802

Pricing:

36×48” $7-8,000

24×36” $5,000

18×24″ $2,500

16×20” $2,000

11×14” $1,500

8×10” $1,000

*Price includes framing.

To read about the history of Venice & to look at the pictures, you can buy a digital art book here.

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Paintings of women

 

I arrived at the theme of painting women after painting almost everything for over a decade. While the subject of a beautiful female form has been the artists’ inspiration for centuries, I come to paint women from a different point of view. As a female artist I can express  the inner workings of the feminine soul captured in a model’s gaze, light and color scheme. I refuse to create shocking art to challenge the societal norms in this fashion, rather I wish to bring the gentle warmth into my oil paintings still challenging the viewer’s perception, and inspiring women to enjoy life.

I love painting portraits!  Although I see human anatomy as the most challenging to master, I’m strongly pulled to this subject to depict the beautiful complexity of a human spirit. I paint from real people who hurt, suffer, love, betray, care and ultimately encourage me to become a better person. I’m drawn to faces with enigmatic eyes: I believe in capturing the soul’s essence through my art.

I love color, and I design my oil paintings around a specific color scheme. I have more control over my process and I’m able to create color harmonies that resonate within me and help me channel a special atmosphere in my art.

Creating romantic portraits of women, I’ve formed a painting style that borders realism with magical painting. I find the painting process itself to be incredibly healing where I aim to evoke a world of love and inner strength in every artwork I create. I paint with the romance of a vanished world to record the intricate human experiences with a mission to help girls and women to know themselves and to discover their inner passion. We often give up, find excuses, or settle for less because we don’t fully understand who we are and thus can’t reach our potential.

You you can find strength within yourself and experience beauty every day by ordering an original painting from me. Don’t settle for anything less than a permanent, soulful painting that makes you feel empowered and inspired at heart!

 

Watch this video how to paint realistic portraits

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Colored Pencil Portrait Drawing

I love to draw in colored pencil! In the following galleries you’ll see some of my pencil drawings that are inspired by moving personalities. In my surreal colored pencil portraits I enjoy capturing the character of each person through expressive eyes. I often add landscapes and symbols around the portrait to create a story. I plan out the drawings around a specific color scheme, and know how it’s going to look like finished before I even start. The realistic colored pencil drawings become my notes on human condition.

My colored pencil artwork has been featured in many publications, including several issues of Leisure Painter, Colored Pencil Student, Colored Pencil magazine, and Artists & Illustrators magazines, Women Artists 2004 and 2013 calendars, in two CP treasures books, Draw portraits in colored pencil book, Flowers in art, Strokes of Genius 8 & Strokes of Genius 9 art books, as well as in Dick Blick’s national ad campaigns.

Step-by-step drawing:

I usually draw on colored paper using professional, lightfast colored pencils. In the following images you can see the drawing sequence. I always begin drawing in one dominant color, and then slowly add the additional colors one by one. This way I have a full control over my values and color.

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“Eleven” from the TV series The Stranger Things | photo credit Beat productions

 

To buy a colored pencil drawing:

If you’d like to buy any of these drawings, please email me for details. nika@veronicasart.com   .

The price of my 9×12″ unframed, graphite drawing is $249+ Priority Mail shipping cost | 9×12″colored pencil work is $350-450+shipping. Most of the drawings come unframed and are easily shipped in a roll or flat. You will love how it looks on the wall once framed. I guarantee it!

Payment is expected in full once I email you the bill via PayPal. The check out is secure and you can use the service even if you don’t have the paypal account.

Tutorials:

If you are interested in step-by-step drawing tutorials, you can purchase them here.

My thoughts on the art of drawing:

This is my most recent interview for CPSA chapter

 

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